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OBITUARY.

Death of an Old Colosist. — Our obituary notice contains tbe announcement of the death of Mr. G. Schroder, of Norwood, a colonist of fortv-one years. He arrived from England on

the Winchester, in 1838, and has been con- nected with the Architect's department of the Government service during most of the time since its establishment. Death of Old Colonists — We have to record the death of two old colonists, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woolman, who arrived in the colony in the ship Navarino in 1837. They landed at Kangaroo Island, where they lived three years, from which time up to the date of their deaths they resided at Port Adelaide and Alberton. Mr. Woolman died on October 19 last, at the advanced age of 85, and his wife died on Easter Sunday, March 26, 1830, aged 79. They were the parents of seven sons and two daughters, and had fifty-nine grandchildren and twenty seven great-grand-children. Death of Mr. C. G. Feinaigle.— We learn from Victoria of the death of Mr. Charles Gregory Feinaigle, who many years ago was well known in connection with education matters in South Australia. Mr. Feinaigle, whose father was a celebrated school teacher in Ireland, and who as such is referred to in complimentary terms by Lord Byron, came to the colony in 1849 or 1850. He was appointed principal of an institution then recently started under tbe pretentious title of the High School of South Australia. The assistant teacher at that time was Mr. (now Dr.) Andrew Garran, who was succeeded by Mr. J. L. Young, of the Adelaide Educational Institution. The High School had but a brief existence. It was closed soon after the outbreak of the Vic- torian goldfields, and was never reopened. In conjunction with Mr. Young, Mr. Feinaigle founded the Adelaide Philosophical Society, which is still in existence. The two were joined almost immediately by tbe late Messrs. B. H. Babbage and J. Howard Clark, and soon afterwards a number of other members associated themselves with the institution. Mr. Feinaigle returned to South Australia after visiting tbe diggings, but did not stay long. He next took up his residence in Victoria, where he has remained ever since. At one time he was in the Government employ, subsequently he kept an hotel— a work for which he was quite unfitted— and later still be filled the office of Editor of the Victorian Police Gazette, an official publication. Some years ago he retired from this position, and his death at the age of sixty -two has been preceded by a long illness. Mr. Feinaigle was a thorough Irishman — open-hearted, genial, generous to a fault — and although there may be few in South Aus- tralia who hold him in memory, those few have very warm and pleasant recollections of him. He leaves behind him a wife and family, who, we believe, reside at South Yarra. Death of Mr. John Robertson — Mr. John Robertson of Struan House, died on the night of March 30, after a long and painful illness, at an advanced age. The deceased gentleman was one of the pioneers of the South-Eastern Dis- trict, having been resident here about thirty years. Visitors of all classes to the district will remember his kindly hospitality. He was much respected as an upright honourable gentle man, and will be regretted by many sincere friends.

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